Sunday, 6 September 2009

Making Good Use of the Things that we Find

Water voles seem to be fairly pragmatic about litter - as long as it doesn't pollute the water, or attract rats - and will often use objects that have been dumped in the water as a shelves for their latrines. In the middle picture you can see an old bucket that's been pressed into service in the same way as the tree branch next to it.
Now it's September, vole-spotting days are numbered, but I'm trying to get surveys in between the rain showers. Took the opportunity to have a poke about at White Lion Meadow, but although there's feeding on both sides of the bridge, it isn't definitively water-vole so I don't know for sure whether they're present on that site or not.

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